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  1. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Police smash Hong Kong credit card scam in citywide raids

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Police bust credit card scam in citywide raids A Hong Kong-based syndicate which allegedly made fake credit cards and used them for shopping sprees has been broken up after two of its ringleaders and 11 members were arrested, police said yesterday. The credit card racket had been in operation for about two years and could have raked in as much ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    19 held as fake credit card gang busted in joint probe

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com 19 held as fake credit card gang busted in joint probe A syndicate that made fake credit cards on the mainland and used them to shop in Hong Kong and Macau ... and Shenzhen, police said yesterday. A senior police officer said the syndicate had been operating for about a year and could have cost the credit card industry hundreds of thousands of dollars a month. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    9,000 counterfeit credit cards seized in Kwun Tong

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com 9,000 fake credit cards seized in Kwun Tong Nearly 9,000 unfinished fake credit cards have been seized in a raid on a Kwun Tong flat, the largest haul ... and logos of a variety of international and Hong Kong banks but were not ready to be used. "All are unfinished fake credit cards. No name and account details are embossed on the front," ...

  4. News - World - CRIME

    Moscow accuses US of abducting hacking suspect in Maldives

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Russian lawmaker whose son is accused of huge credit card racket says arrest was 'abduction' Moscow accuses US of kidnapping hacker Moscow yesterday accused Washington of abducting the son of a Russian lawmaker who was arrested in the Maldives on suspicion of being one of the world's most prolific traffickers of stolen credit card ...

  5. News - China - CRIME

    Seven held for allegedly forcing 10 people, including seven teenagers, to 'sell' their blood

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:06pm by Kathy Gao Kathy.gao@scmp.com

    ... to the plasma collection centre and given adults ID cards so they could be registered. Local media reported earlier that the victims, mostly from local middle schools, were forced to go to the plasma ...

  6. News - China - CRIME

    Chinese schoolchildren 'beaten and forced to donate blood' by scammers

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 06:21pm by AFP

    ... in China from the ages of 18 to 55, Xinhua said. The suspects would use false identification cards at the centre to pretend that the donors were adults, the official said. On Saturday, a duty ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Four nabbed for stealing bank cards from mailboxes

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... to withdraw cash and shop online. In a raid on a rented unit at Mok Cheong Street, Kowloon, police seized 43 credit and ATM cards, 2,000 letters, four laptops, two card decoders, HK$60,000 in cash, ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Four nabbed for stealing bank cards from mailboxes Four members of a crime syndicate, including its leader who has a triad background, were arrested ...

  8. News - World - CRIME

    Chinese businessman charged with hacking US military contractors' computers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:32am by AP, Bloomberg

    ... credit-card numbers from 2009 to 2011. The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused Washington of kidnapping Seleznev. Seleznev's girlfriend, Anna Otisko, said he was grabbed in the Maldives and put ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Beware summer job scams, police tell students

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Jessie Lau

    ... victims. They may then try to arrange a face-to-face meeting in order to extract money, credit cards or sensitive information from people under the guise of filling out employment applications. "If anyone requests you provide personal information or if they want to take away your identity card, you have to be wary and clearly consider whether the request is reasonable," Wong ...

  10. News - China - CRIME

    ID card checks introduced at Foshan massage parlours and spas

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 02:31pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of Foshan in Guangdong will have to record details of all their customers and give the information to the authorities from next month. Identity card readers are to be installed at the businesses ... than 40 per cent of the businesses have installed the security card system but some have expressed concern about how the regulations would impact on their trade, the report said. “[Customers] ...




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